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New Home Workshop #6: Shop Setup Underway

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Blog entry by builtinbkyn posted 12-15-2017 04:32 PM 995 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Finalizing the Shop Layout Part 6 of New Home Workshop series Part 7: Getting Electrified »

The last few weeks have been hectic and frankly, not a lot of fun. Packing and everything else associated with moving is pretty uninteresting and tiring. Not having a place to escape to such as my shop, doesn’t help. However over the last few days I’ve been slowly getting things re-assembled in the new shop. I spend a few hours in the house unpacking domestic stuff such as kitchenware and other household items and a few hours in the shop readying it for action. That has helped relieve that desire to actually be working on some sort of project for the fun it provides.

This is the state of the new shop digs as of late yesterday afternoon :)

Right now there are quite a few things demanding my attention, but getting the shop functional is without a doubt, a priority for my sanity :)

PS None of my machines will work unless I get a 220 sub-panel installed soon. Ah just one more item on the list lol

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)



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#1 posted 12-15-2017 05:04 PM

Man, what an awesome space bud. Now that you’ve got some tools in there for scale and layout, it’s even more impressive. If I were you, I’d just live in there and rent the rest of the house out. ;-P

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 12-15-2017 05:16 PM

agree completely!
great space..

-- only an idiot dismisses an intelligent statement because they dont know anything about the person delivering it.

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#3 posted 12-15-2017 05:26 PM

Sweeeet…..!!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#4 posted 12-15-2017 05:53 PM


Man, what an awesome space bud. Now that you ve got some tools in there for scale and layout, it s even more impressive. If I were you, I d just live in there and rent the rest of the house out. ;-P

- HokieKen


LOL you may have an idea there Kenny. Maybe a woodworkers B&B :)

Thanks rbr and Rick! Oh Rick, like your sig lol

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#5 posted 12-15-2017 09:19 PM

Looks like Willie is fully functional. That’s the important bit, right?

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#6 posted 12-15-2017 09:42 PM

Awesome Bill!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#7 posted 12-16-2017 12:55 PM

looking great buddy !!!!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of all inventions

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#8 posted 12-18-2017 01:35 PM



LOL you may have an idea there Kenny. Maybe a woodworkers B&B :)

- builtinbkyn

I’d stay there :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#9 posted 12-20-2017 12:11 AM


LOL you may have an idea there Kenny. Maybe a woodworkers B&B :)

- builtinbkyn

I d stay there :-)

- HokieKen


I’m pretty sure the rates are very reasonable lol

I had an hour or so to make a little sawdust in the shop. So I turned a pizza cutter handle. This was much more fun than unpacking boxes and house cleaning :)

I have a few small Christmas present projects I’d like to knock out before the holiday. Hopefully I’ll be able to tackle them over the next few days.

It hasn’t been all work, well mostly it has lol, but it’s still the holidays and I didn’t want to let them go by without getting a tree up for Christmas. So with the help of a few good friends …..... :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#10 posted 12-20-2017 02:09 AM

Very nice Bill! Happy Holidays buddy :-))

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#11 posted 12-20-2017 02:16 AM

willie looks very happy there ….except second picture looks like he is hiding lol …..glad to see you made some saw dust :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#12 posted 12-29-2017 04:09 AM

I had a little time today to make a storage rack for some of the hand tools – most of which were either stuffed in a drawer or cabinet. I’d have to remember which drawer or cabinet and dig them out. Now I have my screwdrivers, rasps, files, braces and a few other tools, all in one spot.

Things are coming along, but have yet to get to my sub-panel that will supply power to the cabinet saw, band saw and dust collector. However I did pick up a shiny new panel, breakers, wire and outlets. Hopefully this weekend :)

Oh I know I’m needing a larger bench. Guess that’s a project for this Spring :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#13 posted 12-29-2017 12:05 PM

Looking good, Bill. Just take the stabby bits out of that big gray bench over by your kitchen and you’ll have plenty of bench space. ;-)

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#14 posted 12-29-2017 01:57 PM



Looking good, Bill. Just take the stabby bits out of that big gray bench over by your kitchen and you ll have plenty of bench space. ;-)

- Dave Polaschek


So you’re saying’ I don’t need to install that sub-panel? :O

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#15 posted 12-29-2017 01:59 PM

That’s what he’s saying Bill. Definitely install the sub-panel. ;-))

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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